The Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria is a public institution of the District Council of Upper Bavaria. The District Council of Upper Bavaria is a local authority on the third communal level. The Schafhof is situated in a natural setting in Freising near Munich.
The Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria is a center for contemporary visual art with a dual focus: the Artist-in-Residence program organized in collaboration with international partner institutions as well as an international exhibition program. Its function as a professional, locally, regionally and internationally networked art center is complemented by a highly extensive program of events under the rubric Art Center LIVE, featuring lectures, symposiums, artist talks, workshops for children and adults, a visitor program for schools, guided tours, traditional crafts markets, as well as the sculpture garden and the café.